Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Major Crimes Detectives would like to thank everyone for all the tips they received after asking for your help on June 22nd.
After receiving several tips, Detective Keyser identified all four males involved in this robbery and vicious assault. The males are juveniles (ages 14, 16 and two 17-year-olds) and have been arrested and charged with Burglary 1st Degree, Robbery 1st Degree, Assault 1st Degree and Assault 2nd Degree.
Due to the severity of the assaults and actions of these suspects, detectives have requested the two 17-year-olds and 16-year-old be tried as adults, leaving the 14-year-old to face trial in the juvenile court system.
This case is an example of our community working together with law enforcement to ensure people who commit crimes and risk the safety and welfare of all of us are held accountable for their actions.
The second part of this incident that was extremely helpful during the investigation was the clear pictures of the suspects obtained from the higher quality security system installed in the business.
Detective Keyser said, “These suspects were quickly identified because this business has a higher quality surveillance system. Our community wants to help us solve crimes and once clear pictures like these are put out, suspects are quickly identified.”
Again, we want to thank our community and our media outlets for their assistance as we continue to work together to keep our community safe.
Original Press Release from June 22, 2016:
Can You Help Identify these Robbery Suspects?
Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Major Crimes Detectives hope you can help identify the four males in these photos.
The pictures were obtained from surveillance video where the suspects tried to steal alcohol and severely beat a customer who came to the assistance of the store clerk as he tried to stop the theft. The incident occurred on June 19, 2016, at approximately 2:15 a.m., at the Zip Trip Store located at 8215 East Trent in Spokane Valley.
An employee of the store told responding deputies a group of males entered the store and tried to steal alcohol. When the employee tried to stop the theft, the males began assaulting him. A customer
who was in the store witnessed the assault and tried to intervene. The assault moved from inside the store out into the parking lot where the males continued to severely beat the customer who had only tried to help. The customer sustained several serious but non-life threatening injuries. The employee reported he was not seriously injured.
The four males and one female fled westbound on Trent in a white sedan.
Major Crimes Detective Kirk Keyser is asking for your assistance identifying these suspects.
Anyone with information the regarding incident or who can help identify any of the suspects is asked to call Detective Keyser at 509-477-6611 and reference report #221143.